The End of the Queries

And then, there was a big happy dance!

I’ve sent out the LAST of the queries for Substance of Shadows. I have done all that a writer tamago can do in regard to that particular book for the next two months. That’s the amount of time we give ourselves to hear from the agents I sent to today. If we have to after that time frame has elapsed, well, we learn about slush.

Here are the final contestants.

Eddie Schneider of JABberwocky
Jill Grinberg of Jill Grinberg
Jodi Reamer of Writer’s House
George Nicholson of Sterling Lord Literistic
Taryn Fagerness of Sandra Dijkstra

So, starting with Nephele Tempest back in September, we’ve spent a mere nine months canvassing likely and less likely agents. We still have a partial and a full unaccounted for, as well as 21 left for feedback.


So, here at the Tamago, we plan to finish our Neville Longbottom paper, get a costume presentation ready, and maybe sew a costume. All other activity ceases on August 1st, as we begin writing Hulk Hercules. Later, I will share my canny writing plan. Yes, it does sound more mysterious than it is.


Woohoos are in order. I did it. You can too. Never say die. Finish your book, and get it out there!

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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